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Stewart, Dafina-Lazarus – Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 2017
This scholarly essay interrogates the seemingly necessary engagement of normative and essentialist characterizations of identity in the historical study of race in U.S. higher education. The author's study of the experiences of Black collegians in private, liberal arts colleges in the Midwestern Great Lakes region between 1945 and 1965 grounds…
Descriptors: Race, Historiography, Educational History, Higher Education
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Dessel, Adrienne B.; Goodman, Kevin D.; Woodford, Michael R. – Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 2017
Discrimination targeting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students on college campuses occurs. Bystander intervention is important in supporting targeted students and improving campus climate for LGBT students. Peer-familiarity context (i.e., who the bystander knows in the situation) can play a role in bystander intervention, but…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Social Discrimination
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Bialka, Christa S.; Brown, Kara S.; Morro, Danielle; Hannah, Gregory – Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 2017
This qualitative case study examines the experiences of 27 university students participating in LEVEL, a campus-based group that pairs undergraduates (enactors) and their classmates, who self-identify as having physical disabilities (recipients). The purpose of this research was to understand how enactors' perceptions of physical disability were…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Peer Relationship
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Shalka, Tricia R. – Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 2017
The purpose of this quantitative study of 6,076 undergraduates in the United States (3,038 international and 3,038 domestic) was to examine leadership development outcomes for international students in the United States and the potential role of mentorship in this process. Data for this study were derived from the 2009 Multi-Institutional Study of…
Descriptors: Mentors, Foreign Students, Leadership Training, Undergraduate Students
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Goldstein Hode, Marlo; Meisenbach, Rebecca J. – Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 2017
Legal decisions about affirmative action in higher education do more than impact how admissions policies are structured. The discourse produced in these decisions structures how race is talked about, understood, and enacted in the context of higher education and beyond. However, critique of affirmative action rhetoric in the legal realm tends to…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Court Litigation, Discourse Analysis, Whites
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Gasman, Marybeth; Nguyen, Thai-Huy; Conrad, Clifton F.; Lundberg, Todd; Commodore, Felecia – Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 2017
The purpose of this study is to enhance our understanding of how a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) is cultivating Black male achievement in STEM. In this in-depth qualitative case study, we explore 2 resource-intensive and successful STEM pathway programs at Morehouse College, the only all-male HBCU in this country, as an…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Males, Success, African American Students
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Griese, Emily R.; McMahon, Tracey R.; Kenyon, DenYelle Baete – Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 2017
The majority of research examining Undergraduate Research Experiences focuses singularly on student-reported outcomes, often overlooking assessment of the mentor role in student learning and outcomes after these experiences. The goal of the current study was to examine the student-mentor dyad at the beginning and end of a 10-week summer research…
Descriptors: American Indian Students, Undergraduate Students, Models, Mentors
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Muller, Joel T.; Miles, Joseph R. – Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 2017
We examined group climate and outcomes in 19 intergroup dialogues (IGD) focused on gender, race and ethnicity, religion and spirituality, sexual orientation, or social class at a large, public university. Group members completed pre- and postdialogue outcome measures of colorblind racial attitudes, ethnocultural empathy, and attitudes toward…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Multicultural Education, Psychology, Group Dynamics
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Johnston-Guerrero, Marc P. – Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 2017
As racial tensions continue on college campuses across the nation, more attention is needed to understanding the ways in which students of color gain a level of authority in speaking on racial issues. Based on interviews with 31 undergraduate students of color from 2 public research universities on the U.S. West Coast, this study asked…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Racial Relations, Racial Bias, Undergraduate Students
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Carpenter, Amanda M.; Peña, Edlyn Vallejo – Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 2017
As higher education institutions make intentional steps to include underrepresented groups and ensure their success in school, it is particularly important to understand their epistemological, intrapersonal, and interpersonal development as a key factor of supporting their academic and developmental needs. Institutions of higher education are…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, First Generation College Students, Student Experience, Student Development
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Barnhardt, Cassie L.; Phillips, Carson W.; Young, Ryan L.; Sheets, Jessica E. – Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 2017
Undocumented college students in the United States face many obstacles as a function of their immigration status. This article considers the organizational and administrative practices associated with the work of campus diversity administrators (CDOs) in contributing to the educational experiences of undocumented college students. Recent…
Descriptors: College Students, Undocumented Immigrants, Disadvantaged, Educational Experience
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Gloria, Alberta M.; Castellanos, Jeanett; Delgado-Guerrero, Marla; Salazar, Andrea C.; Nieves, Cecilia M.; Mejia, Araceli; Martinez, Vanessa L. – Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 2017
As Latino males are entering and graduating from higher education at significantly lower rates than their counterparts, this study focused on their educational coping processes. Interviews with five upper-division Latino male undergraduates at a large predominantly White 4-year university revealed a range of coping processes which were…
Descriptors: Males, Hispanic American Students, Undergraduate Students, Coping
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Ramirez, Elvia – Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 2017
This article examines the experiences of Chicano/Latino(a) doctoral students at a research-intensive doctorate-granting institution. Based on in-depth qualitative interviews with 24 Chicano/Latino(a) doctoral students across social science, humanities, education, and science disciplines, this qualitative investigation analyzed how disciplinary…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Hispanic American Students, Equal Education, Socialization
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Na, Sumin; Spanierman, Lisa B.; Lalonde, Christopher E. – Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 2017
First, the authors investigated the direct associations of vertical collectivism, ethnic identity exploration, and ethnic identity commitment with psychological well-being among first-generation Asian Canadian university students in Canada (n = 78). Second, to gain a more nuanced understanding of the association between vertical collectivism and…
Descriptors: Collectivism, Psychological Characteristics, Well Being, Asians
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Wang, Lei; Wang, Kenneth T.; Heppner, Puncky P.; Chuang, Chi-Ching – Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 2017
Taiwanese international students are among 1 of the top 10 international populations on American campuses; thus, more research is needed to address the particular issues related to their transition process. This is among the first studies to empirically test the cross-national cultural competence model as a conceptual framework by examining…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Cultural Literacy, Predictor Variables
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